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Seeking bank details of journalist leaders is unexpected: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said sending letter seeking the bank details of 11 journalist leaders is unexpected. He made the remarks after a meeting with journalist leaders at the Secretariat on Monday. Prime minister’s former media advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Quddus Afrad, Abul Kalam Azad, Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan, Omar Farooq, Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu and ...

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Cumilla-7 by-polls: Pran Gopal elected unopposed

Professor Pran Gopal Datta, former vice-chancellor of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), was declared elected unopposed in Cumilla-7 by-polls on Monday morning. He was formally pronounced the winner of the by-polls around 11:00am, Election Officer Md Dulal Talukder told UNB. His parliament membership was confirmed when NAP nominee Monirul Islam, the only person challenging him for the post, withdrew ...

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DGHS driver Malek gets 15 years in jail in arms case

A tribunal in Dhaka on Monday sentenced Abdul Malek, driver of the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), to 15 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a case filed under the Arms Act Dhaka Special Tribunal-4 Judge Md Robiul Alam handed down the verdict in presence of the convict. The two sections of the case against Malek carry maximum sentences of 15 ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina reaches New York to attend 76th UNGA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached New York in USA on Sunday evening to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). “A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG-1902) carrying the premier and her entourage members arrived at 5:40pm (local time) on Sunday in the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York,” Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim ...

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AL candidate quits Hatia municipal polls

Zia Ali Mubarak, Awami League backed-mayoral candidate for Noakhali’s Hatia municipality, has quit the polls bringing allegation of irregularities. He disclosed the decision at a press conference held at his residence on Monday morning. Zia alleged that supporters of rival candidate blocked the houses of his leaders and activists and confined them since Sunday night. They also obstructed many of ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina leaves Helsinki en route to New York to attend UNGA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday left Helsinki for the United States to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, reports UNB from Finnish capital. A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM left Helsinki-Vantaa Airport at 4:16 pm (local time), said PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim. Ambassador of Bangladesh in ...

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Bangladesh reports 1,383 cases, 43 deaths from COVID-19

Bangladesh has registered 43 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,225. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,542,683 as 1,383 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Sunday, according to the latest government data. Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging ...

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Journalist leaders call demo Sept 23

Journalists will hold demonstrations across the country on September 23 in protest against the seeking bank details of 11 journalist leaders. The journalist leaders said that the movement of journalists will continue till the matter (issuing letter seeking bank details) is resolved satisfactorily. Mollah Jalal, president of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), announced the programme at a protest ...

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Money laundering: Sylhet DIG (Prison) Partha Gopal lands in jail

A Dhaka court on Sunday sent Partha Gopal Banik, the suspended deputy inspector general (prisons) of Sylhet division, to jail in a money laundering case. Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 passed the order when Partha Gopal surrendered before the court in the case. On June 17, Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 granted bail to Partha Gopal. Later, the Anti- Corruption Commission submitted ...

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Evaly CEO, Chairman among 20 sued in another case

One more case has been filed against Evaly’s CEO Mohammad Rassel and chairman Shamima Nasrin on charges of embezzling customers’ money. Kamrul Islam, a businessman, filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station on Friday night where he alleged that he supplied goods worth around Tk 35 lakh but Evaly did not pay him the money. Confirming the matter, OC Ekram ...

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